Janice Jackson, singer of new classical music and Artistic Director of Vocalypse Productions, will teach two masterclasses in Opera from Scratch, which runs from August 12 - 19.
Janice is a Talent Trust scholarship recipient who’s a soprano, contemporary music specialist, producer, and vocal instructor and coach.
She’s sung over 200 world premieres, many works written specifically for her, and performed with contemporary music ensembles and in concert halls around the world – Beijing, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Torino, Toronto, Montreal, New York, Berlin, Johannesburg, Cape Town, and more.
Opera From Scratch is a week-long workshop that pairs six composers and six singers to develop six 10-minute operas for solo voice and piano, with a theme of Nova Scotia cultural or historical significance.
The workshop is a collaborative process where the composers and singers are exposed to each others’ methods, resulting in a better understanding of the depth of thought, creativity, and effort that goes into creating even a short work.
To date Opera From Scratch is proud to have premiered 37 new mini operas by composers from around the world. This year the talented group of composers and singers hail from Canada, the US, and Sweden.
Public Events take place at the Central Library, the Dalhousie Art Centre, and Saint Matthews Church.
Masterclasses: MacAloney Room 406 - Dalhousie Arts Centre
Three exciting masterclasses highlight the evolution of each mini opera as the workshop unfolds.
Monday, August 13th at 5pm - Jason Davis
Tuesday, August 14th at 5pm - Janice Isabel Jackson
Wednesday, August 15th at 5pm - Janice Isabel Jackson
Paul O'Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library
Monday, August 13, 2:00 p.m. - What’s Opera Doc?
Tuesday, August 14, 2:00 p.m. - The Art of Opera
Thursday, August 16, 2:00 p.m. - Making Opera in the 21st Century
Friday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. - Final Masterclass
Friday, August 17, 2:00 p.m. - Contemporary Opera Off the Hook
Opera From Scratch Gala Concert
Sunday, August 19th, 3:00 p.m.
Saint Matthews Church
1479 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia
For more information visit the Vocalypse website.